Antiepileptic agents

Angelika Kosse, Heesung Kang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter provides an overview of the currently available antiepileptic drugs. At this time, there are 24 antiepileptic drugs approved by the FDA, several only recently. Some drugs have more than one mechanism of action. Some of these agents have only one particular indication, while others have a broad spectrum of action. A few are approved only for adjunct therapy. A common classification is by generation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssentials of Pharmacology for Anesthesia, Pain Medicine, and Critical Care
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781461489481
ISBN (Print)9781461489474
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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